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This book was really good. it takes place around the time of the great depression and shows how a lot of people lived. when they get placed under probation, they thought that their lives were done for. however there was one thing that they still really liked to do. they played basketball every free time they had. one day a man just sat down and watched the kids play. i predicted at this point that the guy would give them tips and later become their coach. at first one the kids, Hank, had a grudg ...more
When I was in my early teens, I devoured adolescent sports fiction, reading every book in the area that was in the Harding Junior High library. One of my favorites was this book, and it is one of the few that I read several times. A gang of boys about to be placed in juvenile jail often get together to play basketball. While they are talented, they understand very little about the game. One day, a man (Ed Sorrell) that they do not know starts observing their play and one day he offers to coach t ...more